How to Prepare Your Home for Spring
The winds of winter have left and have made way for the dreams of spring. Is your home ready for this season?
The axial tilt of Earth’s northern hemisphere is finally pointing toward the sun, which is favorable to those who enjoy the warm weather. This change in orbit allows for more sun to hit the northern hemisphere, thus warming it up. The rains begin to fall, the flowers start to bloom, and life springs into action. But your home may not be as ready for spring as nature is. Here are a few tips on how to prepare your home for the spring weather.
Inspect your roof.
Most roofs are constructed by layering shingles to work in unison to direct water towards the outside of your home or gutters. You should inspect your roof once a year and after every major storm. Look for cracked, curled, or missing shingles. Keep in mind that the lifespan of a typical roof is 20-25 years.
Check the gutters.
Gutters help funnel water down and away from the foundation of your home. But the spouts can become clogged throughout the year with varying debris like sticks, leaves, fur, feathers, and human litter. Make sure to unclog the spouts before the rain hits.
Weatherstripping your windows and doors can help keep the water and warm humid air out, and the cool air in if installed correctly. A proper seal must be created in order to deter the molecules from seeping in. You can get weatherstrips at your local hardware store and installation is a fairly simple process that anyone can do.
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